Permission first before matric results publicised, says info watchdog
Publication of matric results is allowed provided it is done within the prescripts of SA’s data privacy law, says Information Regulator.
Info watchdog reveals 139 data breaches since POPIA
The Information Regulator is receiving more data breach notifications since the country’s data privacy legislation came into force on 1 July.
Standard Bank, Lightstone hit by data breach
The companies confirm they are aware the information of some property owners was accessed without permission through the LookSee online platform.
Info watchdog members reappointed as data breaches mount
The president largely retains members of the Information Regulator, although SA has been at the mercy of data breaches and leaks under their watch.
Experian struggles to quell breach as data leaked again
The Information Regulator is shocked the credit bureau’s customer data was leaked on Telegram, in a third incident where Experian’s data was compromised.
Information Regulator publishes invitation for public comments on new POPIA regulations
The amended Draft Regulations cover various steps that people can take in exercising their rights under POPIA and how businesses can request consent for direct marketing purposes.
Info Regulator cracks whip on political parties ahead of elections
The Information Regulator tells political parties to safeguard voters’ personal information ahead of next month’s local government elections.
University of Mpumalanga thwarts R100m hack attempt
The university foils attempts to hack into its bank accounts that could have cost the institution of higher learning R100 million.
South Africa’s PAIA information law needs overhaul for digital age
The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 requires urgent reform to measure up to the demands of access to information in the digital age.
Justice dept cyber attack spills over to Info Regulator
The ransomware attack on the Department of Justice’s IT systems spreads to infect all electronic services provided by the Information Regulator.
Don’t get caught out by POPIA
Meeting POPIA requirements requires a re-engineering of business processes, continued vigilance and ongoing audit, says Proceed Group.